goodnight scholars program

May 25, 2022

An all-in-one Journey: Teaching and Counseling

Bethany Lee ’25 shares key moments of self-discovery during her first year at NC State that allowed her to better align her future career goals. She hopes to help students explore and embrace their identity, values, and goals so that […]

May 11, 2022  |  Goodnight Spotlight

Goodnight Alumni Spotlight: Sreeram Venkat ’21

Goodnight Scholars Alumnus Sreeram Venkat ’21 has a question for you…have you heard of the “Stone Soup” fable? At least that’s his response when people ask him why he decided on a major in Mathematics. As Sreeram explains in his […]

May 4, 2022

Goodnight Alumni Spotlight: David Tseng ’14

Although he graduated in the very early years of the Goodnight Scholars Program’s existence, alumnus David Tseng ’14 continues to be heavily involved with alumni events in the program including planning alumni events, attending alumni tailgates, and volunteering at finalist […]

Apr 28, 2022

Goodnight Spotlight: Krith Patel

For senior Krith Patel ’22, a myriad of experiences such as study abroad in China, Business Administration courses at NC State, and coursework in Biological Sciences all contributed to his shifting focus from attending medical school, to now pursuing a […]

Apr 27, 2022  |  Goodnight Spotlight

Goodnight Spotlight: Autumn Currin

Throughout her life, senior Autumn Currin ’22 has never wavered in her desire to become a STEM educator. However, attending NC State drastically changed the way Autumn looked at the education field, as she discovered “relating to children and having […]

Apr 26, 2022

Goodnight Spotlight: Gerardo Morado

As a transfer student, senior Gerardo Morado T’22 overcame the challenge of making friends at NC State by joining lots of extracurricular activities, including becoming a Chancellor’s Aide, going on an alternative service break, and continuing his passion as a […]

Apr 22, 2022


Christal Walker ’22 shares her journey of self-exploration and discovery. In college, she identified her creative roots and reflected on the importance of human connection in every person’s life. Throughout her time at NC State, she applied the concept of […]

Apr 18, 2022

Goodnight Spotlight: Kay Sumpter

The worry and second-guessing about getting into education and being a teacher quickly faded away once Goodnight Scholar and Elementary Education major Kay Sumpter started her student-teaching experience. This journey allowed her to see that she was meant to be […]

Apr 13, 2022

Goodnight Spotlight: Danielle Cain

When senior Danielle Cain ‘T22 was younger, she was given the nickname “Journey” by her grandmother because she was “constantly on the go” between school and extracurricular activities! Although Danielle explains that “Journey” has phased out, the nickname still represents […]

Apr 11, 2022

Goodnight Spotlight: Elizabeth Vanegas

During her freshman year at NC State, senior Liz Vanegas ’22 realized that pursuing a career in medicine might not be the perfect fit. But, what Liz soon discovered was that majoring in Science Education became the perfect blend between […]